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bitfade says

Hello fellas,

i’m about to convert a one page template (already approved on TF) to wp but it lacks a blog section. It’s a very simple design not really suited for bloggers, i know there are other “specialized” themes here without blog but, since a lot of rules changed lately, i wonder if this would cause a rejection now.

The template author thinks it wouldn’t fit the design so i’d prefer not to force him to add one unless mandatory.

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wickedpixel says

The issue with non-blog wordpress themes is that people will demand the feature like crazy. They kinda expect the blog area from any theme.

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FRESHFACE says

Unfortunately it’s a requirement and you will get rejected if it’s not there. One one hand I agree that it’s kinda expected in WordPress themes, but if WordPress wants to really become CMS then it should not be forced to include a blog section.

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bitfade says

if WordPress wants to really become CMS then it should not be forced to include a blog section.
Exactly, websites exist nonetheless. About blog being a requirement on TF, you have any direct experience ? as in reviewer = “no blog, GTFO!”
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ikaruna says

Yes, it’s mandatory, also the comments, it was a “pain” for our last theme (you’ll have to implement posts, pagination and comments through Ajax), still I’ve seen themes that added Facebook comments and got approved.

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BenSheppard says

I always thought wordpress is just for blogs? and everything else is kind of a “hack” to make it work the way it does?

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bitfade says

I always thought wordpress is just for blogs? and everything else is kind of a “hack” to make it work the way it does?
I see no “hack” in a one page theme with no blog section where only pages would be used.
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I always thought wordpress is just for blogs? and everything else is kind of a “hack” to make it work the way it does?
I see no “hack” in a one page theme with no blog section where only pages would be used.

I use the work hack very lightly, I don’t mean any offence.

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bitfade says

I use the work hack very lightly, I don’t mean any offence.

none taken, i got what you meant. My point was that pages are native wp feature.
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if WordPress wants to really become CMS then it should not be forced to include a blog section.
Exactly, websites exist nonetheless. About blog being a requirement on TF, you have any direct experience ? as in reviewer = “no blog, GTFO!”

Yes, direct experience :)

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